JENN ARDOR Loafers Women's Penny Loafers Slip Flats On Flats Comfort 27794 Driving Office Loafer 44477c8

Item specifics

New with box: A brand-new, unused, and unworn item (including handmade items) in the original packaging (such as ... Read moreabout the condition
UPC: 696395034760
Weight: 1.8 lbs EAN: 0696395034760
Dimensions: L 12 x W 6.1 x H 4.1 inches Brand: JENN ARDOR
ProductGroup: Shoes MPN: PJA-US-CL1807003-GD-11
ISBN: Not Applicable Binding: Apparel
US Shoe Size (Women's): 11 B(M) US (26.38 CM) Color: Gold
Style: Not Applicable Department: womens
Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean
Renting a private vessel in the Caribbean and cruising through a warm, salty-breezed parallel universe isn’t as out of reach as you may think
JENN ARDOR Loafers Women's Penny Loafers Slip Flats On Flats Comfort 27794 Driving Office Loafer 44477c8 -
As the old saying goes -- money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull right up alongside it.

Sailing the Caribbean.

For many, it’s just an item on the bucket list. Something reserved for those privileged few who actually own yachts in the Caribbean, know someone connected in the BVIs or who even have the foggiest idea about how to operate a 46-foot (14-meter) catamaran, right?

Think again.

Enter the world of Caribbean yacht charters and the keys to a nautical kingdom are tossed to the common among us. Not just yachties and experienced sailors, but landlubbers eager to chalk up an unforgettable, fully crewed, tropical vacation on the open water.

“A lot of first-timers are pleasantly surprised by how doable it is -- chartering a yacht and making their dream sailing trip a reality,” says Dennis Dori of Charter Sailing Unlimited, a U.S.-based charter yacht brokerage company with ties to hundreds of vessels for hire all over the Antilles.

“And there’s truly no better or easier place in the world to do it than in the Caribbean.”

Here are some Chartering 101 basics and pinch-me-I’m-dreaming, charter-friendly destinations that’ll make your next Caribbean trip your best one yet.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- Best of Miami

How? Three chartering tips

The gist of charter sailing is simpler than tying a bowline. Here are your first three questions, and answers, on the subject:

Do I have to know how to sail -- or make dinner when a storm's blowing?

Yes, if you’re chartering a “bareboat,” meaning a fully equipped sailing yacht without a captain or crew.

No, if you opt for an all-inclusive crewed yacht charter package that comes with a skipper, crew and chef.

Both options are readily available throughout the Caribbean and you probably already know which one is for you.

While bareboat charters are more common (and cheaper), the crewed option is a great way to gain some guided sailing experience or just kick back on a private yacht and enjoy a worry-free vacation. A “skippered bareboat” is an alternative for non-sailors who need a captain but don’t want to spring for a whole crew.

How much is this gonna cost?

JENN ARDOR Loafers Women's Penny Loafers Slip Flats On Flats Comfort 27794 Driving Office Loafer 44477c8 - alprotem.comHow many crazy rich people do you see down there? Probably not as many as you think.
Prices range widely, depending on the vessel, passenger and crew size, and when you go (high season in the Caribbean runs from mid-December through late April).

Typical all-inclusive rates for a week on a fully crewed sailing yacht run from US$1,800-2,500 per person (for a standard-sized group of four to six people), plus incidentals and 10-15 percent gratuity. Couples can lower their costs by opting for a “cabin cruise” -- chartering a single berth on a boat shared with other guests.

Let’s do this. Who do I call?

An experienced broker accredited with a recognized chartering organization such as the Charter Yacht Brokers Association or American Yacht Charter Association can tailor a charter sailing vacation to your needs without adding to the cost.

The Moorings and Sunsail operate the two largest charter yacht fleets in North America, with several bases throughout the Caribbean.

Where? Three yacht charter hotspots

Spanish Virgin Islands

No one said you have stay on the boat.
It’s been said that cruising through the Spanish Virgin Islands (aka, the Passage Islands), a mini-archipelago wedged like a quiet middle child between Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, is the closest thing to experiencing the Caribbean 40 years ago.

A world apart from the USVIs and BVIs (the Caribbean’s yachting and boat chartering capital) the quieter “Spanish” chain -- ceded to the United States along with Puerto Rico in 1898 -- was until recently best known as a restricted U.S. Navy weapons testing ground.

Today, this untrammeled archipelago is a haven for weekend warriors from Puerto Rico (less than 10 miles -- 16 kilometers -- away) and savvy charter vacationers who know a well-kept Caribbean secret when they sail one.

Fajardo, a bustling port on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, is a natural point of departure for crewed or bareboat sailing charters to the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Trips are as flexible as your budget and time restrictions and best discussed with a reliable charter broker or company specializing in the area -- including Florida-based Virgin Island Sailing and Puerto Rico’s Sail Caribe among several others.

A short, breezy cruise from Fajardo puts you at anchor in the pristine bays and protected reefs of the area’s two principal isles, Vieques and Culebra, along with several picturesque cays that haven’t seen much of a crowd since the Spanish galleon days.

Culebra, the more secluded of the two islands, is home to a host of sandy bays, remote anchorages, enticing dive sites and a wildlife refuge occupied by sea turtles and thousands of seabirds.

Vieques has stunning beaches, a pair of friendly island communities and the area’s hallmark nighttime stop at Puerto Mosquito -- a surreal bay illuminated by millions of light-producing micro-organisms -- one of the last glowing “biobays” on earth.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- What to do in Havana

The Bahamas

The color of relaxation.
More than half a millennium since Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas (his intro to the New World) and noted “the soft balmy smell of trees and flowers” and “flocks of parrots so big that they darken the sun,” the instant charms of this sweeping archipelago off the Florida coast are still pretty obvious.

Close enough for a day trip from Fort Lauderdale and popular enough to attract scores of major cruise lines, the Bahamas are home to 700 islands spread over 100,000 square miles (259,000 square kilometers). In other words, prime territory for a chartered yacht.

Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco (a quick puddle jump from Nassau) is chartering headquarters in the Bahamas, and the base for its two largest rental fleets, operated by The Moorings and Florida Yacht Charters.

Options run the gamut from un-crewed catamarans and mono-hulls to all-inclusive luxury vessels staffed with a captain, chef and PADI-certified dive master.

Sabrinas London women's size 39 8 M ballet flats slip on comfort shoes leather , Easy Spirit Women's TRAVELTIME218 Mule, Ivory, 6.5 M USCLARKS Women's Rosalyn Adele Slip-On Loafer, Black Suede, 7.5 M US , Alegria Womens Flair Mary Jane Wedge Pump Winter Garden Size 9 BM US , Earth Violet - Women's Slip-on Wedge Summer Shoe Light Blue - 9 Medium , CLARKS Women's Cheyn Bow Loafer, Black Leather, 090 M US , Nature’s Stride Georgia Women’s 8W Black Leather Oxford Shoes TherapeuticJENN ARDOR Women’s Mule Flats Shoes Pointed Toe Backless Slipper Slip On LoaferMootsies Tootsies Women's Brad Strappy Flat Black Smooth Faux Leather FlatsVince Beige Canvas Slip On Sneakers , Nautica Women's Labella Mule - Choose SZ/Color , Chooka Women's 10 M US, Orange, Waterproof Comfort Ballet FlatCircus by Sam Edelman Women's Tabitha Pump, Brown/Black Cheetah, 10 M USNina Women's Kiyrah Pointed Toe Flat Silver Glitter Fabric/Mesh Flats , Jack Rogers TERRA Tassel Moccasin Loafer Leather NIB Platinum 9 /Cognac 8 $148Nine West Women's Spruce Fabric Ballet Flat, Purple, 9 M US , Chooka Women's Waterproof Comfort Ballet Flat, Red, 9 M US , SOLUDOS 9 Shoes HI HEY Smoking Slipper Embroidered Platform Espadrille Flats NIBNWOB Dansko Clogs women's size 10.5 / 11 W WIDE Black leather slip-on shoes NEWJessica Simpson Women's Mandalaye Ballet Flat, Gunmetal, 11 M USED Ellen DeGeneres Women's Sadie Slide Madras Print Cottonette EspadrillesNIB L’Autre Chose Grayish Blue Suede Ballet Flats US 6 Made In Italy , G.H. Bass & Co. Women's Winnie Tuxedo Loafer, Black/White, 7.5 M USCrocs Women's Citilane Roka Graphic Slip-On - Choose SZ/Color , Naot Lantana Wedge Black Israel Slingback Mary Janes Women's EURO 41 (US 10)SAS Women's Coco Nude Pearl ShoeBernie Mev Women's Braided Catwalk Brown Metallic Flats - 40 M EUCharles by Charles David Women's Danni Flat Slate Microsuede/Faux Fur Flats , CLARKS Women's Ashland Spin Q Slip-On Loafer, Black, 7.5 N US ,

What’s out there?

One of the 10 nicest beaches in the world (according to a National Geographic worldwide poll) at Treasure Cay; one of the western hemisphere’s most extensive barrier reefs off Great Abaco; and one of the strongest rum libations anywhere at Great Guana Cay’s landmark beach joint, Nippers Beach Bar & Grill. It’s a yachtie’s rite of passage.

A night’s sail away, the Exumas feature 365 more islands to explore (“one for every day of the year,” boast local sailors) plus the showpiece Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a spectacular marine preserve accessible only by boat.

The Grenadines

Yacht Sudiki cruises the Grenadines. You can, too.
One of the last outposts to awaken (dozily) to Caribbean tourism, the 30 isles and cays stretching from St. Vincent to Grenada that make up the Grenadines have always been a natural draw in boating circles.

Pristine, sandy coves. Storybook harbors. Isolated coral reefs. Traffic-free cays hanging off the Atlantic-battered rim of the Caribbean Sea.

These are all on deck during a week of yachting through the Grenadines, which aren’t called the Windward Islands for nothing.

You can expect gustier, choppier, more exposed sailing conditions compared with the calmer Leeward waters of the British Virgin Islands -- a good place to practice before coming here.

The payoff: An unforgettable sailing experience through some of the most alluringly out-there hideaways in the Caribbean -- Canouan, Bequia, the Grenadian island of Carriacou (have your passport handy, it’s an international border).

Even farther out are the Tobago Cays, a group of five mirage-like isles shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by a horseshoe barrier reef where the diving is superb and the “crowd” is just you.

St. Vincent is the obvious gateway into the Grenadines, though St. Lucia, Grenada and several smaller islands within the chain are also popular entry points for sailors.

Charter companies serving the area include Sunsail, The Moorings (headquartered on Canouan in the Grenadines) and Nicholson Yacht Charters, along with several local outfits and entrepreneurs offering competitive deals on catamarans, sloops, cutters, ketches, trimarans, schooners and virtually everything else that floats.

More on CNN: 10 outrageous yachts for hire -- if you're filthy rich enough


Opportunity Shoes - Corso Como Women's Pennisula, Black Brushed Leather, 7 M USCROCS Leigh Women's Dual Comfort Wedge Brown Suede Boots Size 7 NEWBareTraps Sakari Low Wedge Short Slouch Booties 856, Mushroom, 7.5 USShort boot, black, bling buckle strap, riding heel, Rampage Tempest - Size 6Womens Valerie Stevens Brown/Olive Leather Boots Size 6 1/2 Excellent Condition , New Alfani Size 5.5 US Women's Shoes Brown Man Made - NIB , Chinese Laundry Black Leather Ankle Boots Booties Wicked Size 7.5Women's Boutique 9 Knee High Boots Brown Leather Cuff BT FLOYDE Sz 5.5 MMIZ MOOZ "West" women's Brown Leather Knee high Riding Boots Size 10I35 Fedee Harness Strap Wide Calf Riding Boots 136, Black, 5.5 USTEVA DE LA VINA WOMEN ANKEL BOOTS SUEDE BLACK US 7 // , Cole Haan Grand OS Indiana Boots Short Black Waterproof Suede Size 10.5 BWoman by Common Projects Black Leather & Suede Pointed High Heel Boots SZ 40ONEAL WOMENS RIDER BOOT - BLACK/PINK - 9 , Clarks Desert Peak. Black Boots Women’s 6M , Vince Camuto Keaton Black Leather Knee High Boots 6.5Nwob Merrell Wisteria Black Leather Wedge Ankle Boots 9Isaac Mizrahi Dark Brown Leather & Suede Kierra Wedge Ankle Boots NEW$200. Tommy Hilfiger Iridium Women Boots US 8.5 Black , Andrew Charles 7502 SOFTY RASP Loafers Women's Pink USMEPHISTO TRAVEL'S AIR-JET SYSTEM GENUINE LEATHER WALKING SHOES 8 M $360DONALD J PLINER Faux Dark Blue Snake Skin Venetian Pump Slip Shoe Women 8.5 MWomen's Shoes Platform tennis Sneakers Slip On Wedge Creepers Casual AthleticReebok BS8354 Womens Zoku Runner W Sneaker- Choose SZ/Color.PUMA Womens Vikky Swan Fashion Sneaker- Pick SZ/Color.Steve Madden Women's Sm1 Fashion Sneaker, Silver/Multi, 7.5 M US , BRAND NEW New Balance Women's 420 Size 9 (Typhoon, Storm Blue)Vans Authentic Lo Pro Pop Persimmon Sparkling Grape Women's Size: 10 , Women's adidas ZX 5000 RSPN W Comfort ShoesSoftspots Women's Posie Laser Chili Red Leather/Teak Slip-on Shoes ,

JENN ARDOR Loafers Women's Penny Loafers Slip Flats On Flats Comfort 27794 Driving Office Loafer 44477c8 -

JENN ARDOR Loafers Women's Penny Loafers Slip Flats On Flats Comfort 27794 Driving Office Loafer 44477c8